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Centroid and the Oracle Cloud let Creativity Flourish at Tombras

Charles Tombras Advertising, Inc. (The Tombras Group) is an award-winning, third-generation, full-service ad agency with a steady history of positive national attention. Though the company has shown steady growth for decades, their explosive growth in today’s digital age added extra growing pains.

Like many others in the business world, Tombras found themselves spending too much time managing their data infrastructure, which was distracting them from their core business goals.

Luckily, they found a solution that empowered them to maintain a laser focus on their business, while knowing that their IT environment was taken care of.

Since its inception in 1946, family-owned Tombras has grown steadily, reaping a long list of awards and accolades along the way. Based in Knoxville, Tennessee, the agency now runs five offices with more than 300 employees and bills annually in excess of $250 million. In order to continue its long history of success, leadership identified the need to focus on core competencies.

The burden of data

Vital to business operations is data – and yet the ongoing management of an on-premise data center was becoming cumbersome and distracting for the client. Time spent managing their data infrastructure was getting in the way of focusing on their core competencies – the very reason they’re in business in the first place.

Tombras management knew the way to solve their problem was to connect with a cloud services technology provider with proven expertise in Oracle products that could exclusively and safely manage their continuously growing data and Tableau environments from on-premise to the cloud.




Hoping to focus on core business competencies by shedding their data management operations, Tombras needed a knowledgeable partner who could migrate their Tableau environments to the Oracle Cloud and provide ongoing management and support.


Centroid migrated Tombras’ workloads to the Oracle Cloud in a matter of weeks and provided ongoing managed services for their Oracle Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and Tableau data warehouse systems.


With their data on the Oracle Cloud and ongoing managed services provided by Centroid, Tombras is freed to focus on its core business operations.

Tombras found relief in the Oracle Cloud

Centroid got right to work to bring Tombras end-to-end solutions to their challenges. They assembled the stang required to build a custom, comprehensive Oracle Cloud infrastructure that would handle Tombras’ Tableau environments.

In addition, Centroid provides the necessary personnel to manage all aspects of Tombras’ data: recovery, planning, operational management, and regular testing. “Our managed services provides Tombras with the people, tools, techniques and best practices they didn’t have previously” states Jim Brull, Managing Partner, Centroid. “It was just what Tombras needed to achieve strategic business objectives.”

Tombras is one of many Centroid clients that are able to free up valuable employee time by allowing Oracle technology experts to design and build a cloud infrastructure, oversee a seamless migration of data, and then provide comprehensive management services for the entire environment.

“The flexibility and security of Oracle Cloud provided Tombras exactly what they needed. Combined with the ongoing managed services provided by Centroid, Tombras is set up for success because they no longer have to worry about managing their data and can focus on what they do best.”

Jim Brull, Managing Partner, Centroid